Senior Management Team

Lloyd Dunn,

Lloyd Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October 2017 Lloyd joined DX as Chief Executive Officer; he joined the Board on 19 October 2017. Lloyd has been in transport for 45 years. In 1985, he joined Russell Black as a founding member of Nightfreight. In 2002, he joined Tuffnells, and he became Managing Director in 2003 and CEO in 2005. He led the company during its turnaround leading to its sale for £135 million in 2015.

David Mulligan,

David Mulligan

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

David has over 20 years of experience in senior financial positions in a number of listed companies.  

He was most recently CFO at Hornby plc, where he was involved in delivering the restructuring and turnaround of the business. The major part of his career was at Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, which he joined in 1997. He became CFO in 2004, a position  he held until his departure in 2013. He was also Divisional Finance Director at Renewi plc (formerly Shanks Group), the international waste management business. David qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1995.

Paul Ibbetson,

Paul Ibbetson

Managing Director - DX Freight

Paul Ibbetson has 28 years' experience in the transportation industry.

He was previously Operations Director of Tuffnells Parcel Express, where he was a key member of the management team responsible for a significant turnaround of the company prior to its sale to Connect Group in 2014. Before Tuffnells, he held various senior operational and commercial roles at Target Express and Business Post.

Martin Illidge,

Martin Illidge

Managing Director - DX Express

With over 25 years’ experience in the parcel and mail sector, Martin’s career has seen him in senior management positions with Target Express and City Link prior to joining DX.

Martin commenced his career with Target Express in 1990 working in various management positions across the UK. Following the sale of Target Express to Rentokil Initial Plc in 2006, he assumed Regional Management roles in City Link and was a Regional Director when he left to join DX in 2010.

Martin joined the DX team as Regional Director for the North region in January 2011 and was responsible for the delivery of business strategy, objectives and performance throughout the regional structure. Following 5 years in this position Martin became Operations Director in 2016 before taking the position of Managing Director in April 2018.

Michael Sherry,

Michael Sherry

IT Director

Michael Sherry leads IT for the group, with overall responsibility for IT Services, Software and Solutions Development, Business Information and Information Security.

His IT career spans 29 years, working in all key IT disciplines and specifically in the Freight and Parcels sector since the age of 19.

Mike began his DX journey as Director of IT for DX Freight in 2012 before joining the Operating Board as IT Director in November 2017 with a focus on strategic development of our systems delivered through agile principles, to maintain pace in the fast moving sector.

Mike and the team are currently working on a full pipeline of product and capability enhancements, as well as innovations across all aspects of the DX Group.

Lloyd Dunn Junior ,

Lloyd Dunn Junior

Group Sales Director 

Lloyd Dunn (Jnr) has over 14 years' experience in the Freight & Parcel sector. Prior to joining DX in April 2016, Lloyd Jnr held various management positions at Tuffnells Parcels Express.

Arriving at DX as Regional Sales Director, Lloyd went on to become Commercial Director in December 2017, Sales Director for the Freight Division in September 2019, prior to his appointment as Group Sales Director in January 2022.

James Chuter,

James Chuter

Sales Director DX Freight

James Chuter has over 15 years’ experience in the Parcels and Freight sector. Prior to joining DX in 2015, James held various sales roles at TNT.

Joining DX as a Depot Sales Manager within DX Freight, James was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in January 2018, before his current appointment as DX Freight Sales Director in July 2022.

Tony Kells,

Tony Kells

Sales Director DX Express

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the parcel industry. He spent 16 years at DHL Express in senior commercial and general management roles, successfully leading a number of national and regional sales teams. Tony was also responsible for the commercial launch of DHL@Home.

Tony has also held roles as Business Development Director at City Link and Sales and Marketing Director at Inpost.

He joined DX in September 2019 as Sales Director for Express. Based at our Nuneaton hub, Tony is responsible for account management, commercial strategy, new business and customer services.

Kevin Galligan,

Kevin Galligan

Director of Document Exchange UK and DX Ireland

Having worked in television and media for 10 years, Kevin left Windmill Lane to join DX. Since 2001 Kevin has led the team at DX Ireland and during this period there has been strong EBITDA and revenue growth. In 2018, Kevin was appointed Director of Document Exchange UK with P&L responsibility for the DX Exchange business in the UK, while continuing to lead the executive team in Ireland. His time is split between the two businesses with strong management teams in both Ireland and the UK.

Kevin has a primary degree in Marketing and an MBS in International Marketing. More recently, Kevin undertook an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Patrick Clancy,

Patrick Clancy

General Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in logistics and retail, Pat joined DX in April 2021 as AM Shift Manager before progressing to General Manager. Previously, Pat was part of the senior management team at the Moriarty Group and was responsible for managing several SuperValu stores. More recently, Pat was Operations Manager at Kilbride Classic Cuisine.

Philip Honer,

Philip Honer

Financial Controller

Philip joined DX in April 2008 as Financial Controller and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having qualified in 1991. Prior to joining DX, Philip was Financial Director with PI Pneumatics Ltd. Philip worked with PI Pneumatics for 20 years having started as an accounting technician and he was part of the Senior Management Team for over 15 years.

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Lloyd Dunn,

Lloyd Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October 2017 Lloyd joined DX as Chief Executive Officer; he joined the Board on 19 October 2017. Lloyd has been in transport for 45 years. In 1985, he joined Russell Black as a founding member of Nightfreight. In 2002, he joined Tuffnells, and he became Managing Director in 2003 and CEO in 2005. He led the company during its turnaround leading to its sale for £135 million in 2015.

David Mulligan,

David Mulligan

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

David has over 20 years of experience in senior financial positions in a number of listed companies.  

He was most recently CFO at Hornby plc, where he was involved in delivering the restructuring and turnaround of the business. The major part of his career was at Morgan Sindall Group plc, the construction and regeneration group, which he joined in 1997. He became CFO in 2004, a position  he held until his departure in 2013. He was also Divisional Finance Director at Renewi plc (formerly Shanks Group), the international waste management business. David qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1995.

Paul Ibbetson,

Paul Ibbetson

Managing Director - DX Freight

Paul Ibbetson has 28 years' experience in the transportation industry.

He was previously Operations Director of Tuffnells Parcel Express, where he was a key member of the management team responsible for a significant turnaround of the company prior to its sale to Connect Group in 2014. Before Tuffnells, he held various senior operational and commercial roles at Target Express and Business Post.

Martin Illidge,

Martin Illidge

Managing Director - DX Express

With over 25 years’ experience in the parcel and mail sector, Martin’s career has seen him in senior management positions with Target Express and City Link prior to joining DX.

Martin commenced his career with Target Express in 1990 working in various management positions across the UK. Following the sale of Target Express to Rentokil Initial Plc in 2006, he assumed Regional Management roles in City Link and was a Regional Director when he left to join DX in 2010.

Martin joined the DX team as Regional Director for the North region in January 2011 and was responsible for the delivery of business strategy, objectives and performance throughout the regional structure. Following 5 years in this position Martin became Operations Director in 2016 before taking the position of Managing Director in April 2018.

Michael Sherry,

Michael Sherry

IT Director

Michael Sherry leads IT for the group, with overall responsibility for IT Services, Software and Solutions Development, Business Information and Information Security.

His IT career spans 29 years, working in all key IT disciplines and specifically in the Freight and Parcels sector since the age of 19.

Mike began his DX journey as Director of IT for DX Freight in 2012 before joining the Operating Board as IT Director in November 2017 with a focus on strategic development of our systems delivered through agile principles, to maintain pace in the fast moving sector.

Mike and the team are currently working on a full pipeline of product and capability enhancements, as well as innovations across all aspects of the DX Group.

Lloyd Dunn Junior ,

Lloyd Dunn Junior

Group Sales Director 

Lloyd Dunn (Jnr) has over 14 years' experience in the Freight & Parcel sector. Prior to joining DX in April 2016, Lloyd Jnr held various management positions at Tuffnells Parcels Express.

Arriving at DX as Regional Sales Director, Lloyd went on to become Commercial Director in December 2017, Sales Director for the Freight Division in September 2019, prior to his appointment as Group Sales Director in January 2022.

James Chuter,

James Chuter

Sales Director DX Freight

James Chuter has over 15 years’ experience in the Parcels and Freight sector. Prior to joining DX in 2015, James held various sales roles at TNT.

Joining DX as a Depot Sales Manager within DX Freight, James was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in January 2018, before his current appointment as DX Freight Sales Director in July 2022.

Tony Kells,

Tony Kells

Sales Director DX Express

Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the parcel industry. He spent 16 years at DHL Express in senior commercial and general management roles, successfully leading a number of national and regional sales teams. Tony was also responsible for the commercial launch of DHL@Home.

Tony has also held roles as Business Development Director at City Link and Sales and Marketing Director at Inpost.

He joined DX in September 2019 as Sales Director for Express. Based at our Nuneaton hub, Tony is responsible for account management, commercial strategy, new business and customer services.

Kevin Galligan,

Kevin Galligan

Director of Document Exchange UK and DX Ireland

Having worked in television and media for 10 years, Kevin left Windmill Lane to join DX. Since 2001 Kevin has led the team at DX Ireland and during this period there has been strong EBITDA and revenue growth. In 2018, Kevin was appointed Director of Document Exchange UK with P&L responsibility for the DX Exchange business in the UK, while continuing to lead the executive team in Ireland. His time is split between the two businesses with strong management teams in both Ireland and the UK.

Kevin has a primary degree in Marketing and an MBS in International Marketing. More recently, Kevin undertook an Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.

Patrick Clancy,

Patrick Clancy

General Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in logistics and retail, Pat joined DX in April 2021 as AM Shift Manager before progressing to General Manager. Previously, Pat was part of the senior management team at the Moriarty Group and was responsible for managing several SuperValu stores. More recently, Pat was Operations Manager at Kilbride Classic Cuisine.

Philip Honer,

Philip Honer

Financial Controller

Philip joined DX in April 2008 as Financial Controller and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having qualified in 1991. Prior to joining DX, Philip was Financial Director with PI Pneumatics Ltd. Philip worked with PI Pneumatics for 20 years having started as an accounting technician and he was part of the Senior Management Team for over 15 years.

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